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Over a decade ago, University of Rhode Island Black faculty members established the Black Scholar Awards Program. In the University’s history, it was the first and only awards program founded with the primary objective to acknowledge the diverse achievements and contributions of students of African descent. Click the following link for more information on categories, […]

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URI’s chapter of the National Association of Black Accounts takes another victory

For the second year in a row, URI’s chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants took first place at the 30th annual Minority Business Conference Case Competition sponsored by the Boston Metropolitan Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. The five winning team members are Talent Development’s own Kelechi Agwunobi, Richmond Sam, Jazmin Tangui, Brayan […]

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Women of TD Nation working in the tough field of corrections

TD alumni Clara Feliz 14′, Discharge Planner at The Providence Center and Lynne Corry 95′, Deputy Warden at the Women’s Prison, discuss their experience working in the field of corrections post-graduation. Read more.

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URI alumni have strong contingent on Providence Sky Chiefs

The American Basketball Association’s (ABA) Providence Sky Chiefs are Rhode Island’s first professional basketball team in nearly three decades. The Sky Chiefs currently rank eighth out of over seventy teams and several URI alumni hold various roles on the team including Talent Development’s own Charles “Chuck” Watson. For more information click here.

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Talent Development student makes strides as mechanical engineering major

Kenny Sulaimon, class of 16′, speaks about his experience with mechanical engineering and finding his interest in the growing field. Sulaimon states, “I’ve worked through my hard general courses,” he says. “Now I can focus on what interests me, robotics and electrical systems, so I actually want to study.” Read more.


TD alum becomes Deputy Warden of Rhode Island Women’s Prison

Lynne Corry credits the Talent Development Program for getting her through URI, and was inspired by the support she received at every step along her URI journey. “Everyone deserves a second chance. I try to approach my work with no judgment and a healthy dose of humility,” she says. Click here to read more.

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The Department of Africana Studies welcome Bobby Seale to URI

On behalf of URI’s Africana Studies Department, Talent Development would like to show our support for the first annual Race, Violence and Democracy Colloquium featuring Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The event is being hosted in URI’s CBLS building’s auditorium on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 6 pm. This is […]


TD alum and mayor of Providence, Jorge Elorza, reflects on his TD experience

Jorge Elorza did not get into URI on his first try. But rejection from the University’s Talent Development Program motivated this future lawyer, law professor, housing court judge, and now mayor of Providence to get his act together, go to the Community College of Rhode Island, and re-apply to URI. (Read more…)


Spring 2015 All TD Meeting

All TD Meeting for First, Second, and Third- Year Students On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Talent Development held the All TD Meeting for Spring 2015, and Edwards Auditorium was full with TD Nation students, staff, and administration. Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Thomas R. Dougan, greeted all the students and congratulated the first-year students […]


TD’s own Kerndja Bien-Aime is featured in URI News

Kerndja Bien-Aime, senior majoring in Wildlife Conservation Biology is featured in URI News regarding her research involving the forest cover around amphibian breeding ponds. For the full story click here.

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